Monica’s Birthday Link Up Party – Vintage Mood Board

Monica's Birthday Link Up Party Vintage Mood Board

Yay, my crafty friend Monica is celebrating her 50th birthday this month and we all wanted to celebrate with her. But instead of receiving a ton of gifts, she is giving a way some fun goodies! Check out her blog for more details on how to join the give away. But now on to my birthday project for her. Monica is a huge fan of Tim Holtz and loves vintage themes. Her mood board (left) shows some great inspiration matching these favorites. So I decided to use things that match her favorites. I started by coloring a piece of water …

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Video: Guest Designing for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – E is for Elegant

Elegant So Suzy Stamps for Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

I can’t believe it! I’m guest designing for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers again πŸ™‚ Two weeks ago I was crowned Queen of Snark and all Queens are allowed to join the next challenge πŸ™‚ I have so much fun with the sisters, unbelievable. This challenge is E is for Elegant and I created a CAS card. Well, at least that’s the most CAS I can get, lol. While going through my stamps and waiting for the inspiration to hit I found that dress and immediately thought that it is perfect for this challenge. Because the sentiment that I picked …

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The Queen of Snark Needs You to Protect the Crown

Snarky Card with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Ink, Distress Oxide

With this post I declare snark war. Miss Suzanne is trying to steal my crown, MY CROWN… Can you believe it?! I’m the Queen of Snark and no one messes with me. That’s why I’m calling all snarky ladies (and man, a male Queen of Snark would indeed be silly) to help me protecting Snarkland! I’m willing to share my crown with anyone, just to ensure she’s not sitting on the thrown! Join the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the current “S is for Silly” challenge for your chance to protect the Snarkdom! As you can probably guess, I brought …

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What Happens When You Put Paint on an Embossing Folder – CYCI #145

CYCI 145 Color Challenge

Wow, I’m in the middle of Creativation and between all this crazyness I felt experimental πŸ˜› If you want to check out pictures and videos live from CHA, check out my Instagram and Facebook account. I’m posting all the updates there. But now to my experiment. I saw a pin somewhere from someone using paint on an embossing folder and I remembered that I have like three laying around, unused. After grabbing the paints that fit to today’s CYCI challenge, I started spreading the paint onto my craft mat. I used a brayer to get the paint from the craft …

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Where to go with the Christmas Tree?

collage

I’m joining the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers challenge again. This time it’s U is for UFO and I had the perfect “UFO” laying around! I stamped this cute little bug filled with a Christmas tree a while ago, colored it, cut it out (thanks for my Scan’n’Cut!) and then never used it on a card. I think I used Copic markers to color the Stamping Bella image. There were some bleeding issues, but I covered all of that with my white gel pen. I wanted to keep it simple, so I masked the bottom part of my card base …

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How to create a Card Using a Coffee Mug – CYCI #142

fuzzy yeti

Welcome to a new Can You Case It challenge! Today we have a color challenge for you and when I saw the winter mugs from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, I knew that I had to use it for this challenge. I started by taking the coffee mug apart and removing the sides. Then I used a stitched rectangle die to create a square shape. Even though the logo would look interesting I decided to remove it. A simple circle die is perfect to create a window. You could keep the logo, if you would want to create a gift …

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Shiny Gold for a Crafty Friend – CYCI #136

Close Up 1

I love this week’s sketch challenge at Can You Case It! It’s one of those simple ones that open up so many possibilities. Not too long ago, I found Reactive Mist at Joann’s that can be used with the Minc machine and I was super excited about the new possibilities for the foils. To be honest they already caught a lot of dust, but the spray makes it interesting again. That’s why my first idea was to layer foiled vellum on top of some pretty patterned paper. I started with stenciling some hearts using Distress Ink in Milled Lavender on …

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I Need You For #TeamJosefine – A So Suzy Stamps DT Challenge

#TeamJosefine

Win an entire set of 8 Nuvo Crystal Drops! How? Go to the So Suzy Stamps Flaunt it if you made it Facebook group, CASE my card and upload it in the photo album till September 15th 😍 If #TeamJosefine has the most CASEd cards, I’ll dance the Macarena live on Facebook πŸ˜‚πŸ˜± (And I win a set of Nuvo drops too 😝) Here are the challenge rules: Are you READY? We have a new Challenge for you and it is going to be a BLAST! You don’t have to worry about thinking of a brand new card because the …

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A Birthday Card For A Special Friend – CYCI #133

MFT Dragons

Hello and welcome to a new and really fun color challenge over at Can You Case It?. I love this color combo so much that I used it to create a birthday card for a special friend of mine. She already received the card, so I’m not spoiling anything πŸ˜‰ I used the new MFT stamp set “Magical Dragon” that just came out and colored three of the dragons with Copic markers. Then I let my Scan’n’Cut do all the fuzzy cutting work πŸ˜› I took an A2 sized piece of card stock and used the new Peek-a-Boo die to …

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Wow, That’s Some Serious Sequins Fairy Dust – CYCI #132

Sequins Fairy Dust

Do you have that too? You look at a sketch and think “That seems do-able!” and then you sit on your table and don’t know how to start? That’s how I felt with this week’s Can You Case It challenge #132. But isn’t this why it’s called a challenge? πŸ˜‰ I looked at the sketch for a while and decided then to create a different version of the sketch. That card ended up not looking like the sketch at all, lol πŸ™‚ (hint: that’s going to be my next week’s card instead… hehe). But while creating the card for next …

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